A Cut Above The Rest
Cosmetic procedures aren’t just the preserve of women. Find out what the guys are up to behind the closed doors of skin clinics.
The most popular cosmetic procedures for men
IN this modern world, looking good is essential not only for women but for men too. While the of a good diet and regular exercise cannot be understated for a well maintained look, “cosmetic procedures can help correct what nature and nurture can’t achieve. What men typically want is a rested, relaxed, and comfortable look,” explains Dr. Mohan Thomas, M.D. (USA), FACS (USA) attached to The Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Institute, Bandra, Mumbai. Here he lists the most popular aesthetic treatments sought by men:
Body contouring procedures like rhinoplasty, gynecomastia (male breast reduction), liposuction and tummy tuck. Improving skin tone and texture and reducing scars using stem cells derived from adipose tissue. Hair transplant. A non surgical procedure called Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) has helped men grow hair without opting for surgery. A ‘Lunchtime’ peel for a glow that’ll last a few days. For acne prone skin, salicylic acid peels. Once-a-month facial with customized chemical peels, and/or laser treatment for a radiant look. Micro dermabrasion to rejuvenate the complexion, help topical products penetrate more deeply, remove lines, and give skin a more youthful glow. Botox to erase frown lines, crow’s feet, create arched eyebrows or lift drooping mouth. Lip enhancement is also gaining ground as thin lips are seen as being sinister or unattractive. Laser procedure for permanent hair removal on the chest or for creating a designer beard. Facial implants (cheek and chin), dimple creation, hyaluronic acid to increase volume lost due to aging.